James Harden scores 35pts and game-winner vs 76ers
“We were not good,” coach Kevin McHale said of his team. “Thank goodness James got to the line and attacked.”
Thank goodness the Rockets were playing the (not tanking on purpose) 76ers who are coming off a 53 point loss to the Mavs.
Harden scored a game-high 35 points including the game-winner with 9 seconds left. He also had 7 assists and 6 rebounds.
“We had to grind this one out,” said Dwight Howard who had 7 blocks to go with 21 points and 16 rebounds . “Coming back from Mexico City with the altitude and all that stuff I think we had a little hangover. But we’re not going to make any excuses.”